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In this paper, two kinds of consensus problems for second-order agents under directed and arbitrarily switching topologies are investigated, that is, the cases without and with communication delay. For the former, by constructing a new kind of digraph and employing a new graphic method, we can specify the least convergence rate for all the agents to reach(More)
This paper investigates two kinds of different consensus strategies for multi-vehicle systems with a time-varying reference velocity under directed communication topology, where the systems are modeled by double-integrator dynamics. For the fixed communication topology case, we provide a necessary and sufficient condition for all the vehicles with reference(More)
—This paper studies general higher order distributed consensus protocols in multiagent dynamical systems. First, network synchronization is investigated, with some necessary and sufficient conditions derived for higher order consensus. It is found that consensus can be reached if and only if all subsystems are asymptotically stable. Based on this result,(More)
In this brief, stability of multiple equilibria of recurrent neural networks with time-varying delays and the piecewise linear activation function is studied. A sufficient condition is obtained to ensure that n-neuron recurrent neural networks can have (4k - 1)(n) equilibrium points and (2k)(n) of them are locally exponentially stable. This condition(More)